Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Hancock, South Hancock, NH
Trails: Hancock Notch Trail, Cedar Brook Trail, Hancock Loop Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: About 5 empty cars in lot, plus 2 with people sitting in them at 6:45AM / Lot was packed with more waiting to get into the lot on return at 11:30, all leaf peeping and taking in the views. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All low or dry easy rock hops 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Couple of blow downs; easy step overs except one between the peaks is more of a straddle over. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Coop was the only dog on the trails today, and he had a blast. Note there is no water from approximately 3/4 of a mile before the Loop trail and on the entire Loop. Make sure to bring water for Fido at the summits. 
Bugs: N/A 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: N/A 
Comments: What a spectacular day to be at the high elevations. These peaks seem to always be in the clouds when I am on the summits, but today I was glad to finally have the opportunity to take in the views. Trails on the flats (Hancock Notch and Cedar Brook) have sections with standing & running water, and mud, but it is mostly like putty. Unexpectedly, both the ascent and descent were bone dry, and pretty easy going. Sections of drying mud between the peaks, as well. Grey Jays were out in force on the descent of the South summit, even Coop's barking did not deter them from following us & begging for hand outs. Only saw one other person on the trail all day, heading up on my way out, but I did hear some hikers heading up the North peak as I was nearing the bottom of my descent.  
Name: CookiesOnTop 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-10-13 
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